Irene Lepetit
Irene Lepetit
Irene Lepetit on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 16 June 1907
Dax, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Death: 31 May 2019
Tarbes, Occitanie, France
Age: 111 years, 349 days
Country: FranceFRA

Irene Lepetit [French: Irène] (née Ruinaut) (16 June 1907 – 31 May 2019) was a French supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She may have been one of the top 10 oldest known living people in France.


Irene Lepetit was born Irene Ruinaut on 16 June 1907 in Dax, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France. She later married and had a son in 1949, when she was 42. She was a seamstress until she was 65 years old. Every year on her birthday, the Mayor of Tarbes visits her. As of her 108th birthday, she cooks and goes shopping independently.

As of her 110th birthday, Irene lived alone in her apartment, and was visited by her niece, her housekeeper, and her caregivers several times a week. Her secret to her longevity was living a healthy life. Irene’s son passed away in 2012 aged just 63.

Irene Lepetit died in Tarbes, Occitanie, France, on 31 May 2019 at the age of 111 years, 349 days.


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